Don't cover up your figure with tent dresses! Just
follow a few rules of proportion and accent your best features.
Choose darker colors as the basis of your wardrobe:
navy, black, charcoal gray.
Use undergarment foundations: from all-in-one
shapers to control top pantyhose.
Focus on playing up your best features, for example
showing off shapely legs with a knee-length skirt.
Choose fabrics that don't cling, avoiding stiff or
Use accessories to draw attention to your face:
scarves, earrings, etc.
Avoid anything too tight or clingy.
Make sure you scale your accessories -- from your
handbag to your earrings -- to your size.
Add small shoulder pads to sweaters and other knit
tops to make them hang better.
Choose clean-lined clothing without big
embellishment or buttons.
Prints should be scaled for your body -- no ditzy
prints if you are large. In general, it's the space between prints
that makes them unflattering, so look for prints that have
Don't shy away from sleeveless garments, especially eveningwear that
you can cover up with a shawl, sheer top or bolero jacket.
Don't think that baggy clothes make you look slimmer. Body-conscious
clothes that hint at your curves, without being clingy or tight, are
the most flattering.
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